Buffs To Tip Off Paradise Jam With Southern Illinois
BOULDER – The bracket for the 2021 U.S. Virgin Islands Paradise Jam has been set with the University of Colorado men's basketball team scheduled to face Southern Illinois in a first round game on Friday, Nov. 19, at 6 p.m. MT.
The eight-team event will be held at the University of the Virgin Islands Sports and Fitness Center in St. Thomas, Nov. 19-22. All Paradise Jam games will be streamed on either the ESPN3 or ESPN+ platforms.
The Buffaloes will play either Northeastern or Duquesne in their second game. First round winners receive a day off before meeting in the semifinals on Sunday, Nov. 21. Losers of first round games will play a consolation semifinal on Saturday, Nov. 20.
Colorado will play a third game on Monday, Nov. 22 against one of four teams on the opposite side of the bracket: Bradley, Colorado State, Brown or Creighton. The Paradise Jam championship game is set for 6 p.m. MT.
Colorado won the 2017 Paradise Jam which was relocated to Lynchburg, Va., that season due to damage to the Virgin Islands from Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria.
Fan travel packages will be sold at a later date, with more information coming soon as tournament officials navigate potential COVID-19 safety protocols. For more information leading up to the tournament, check out the Paradise Jam on social media, and our website paradisejam.com.